Our research falls under the broad heading of cardiovascular mechanics. It is chiefly concerned with atherosclerosis, a disease characterised by the accumulation of fat, cells and fibrous proteins in the arterial wall that underlies most heart attacks and strokes.
We have published a paper on the importance of lysosomal oxidation of LDL in atherosclerosis; the results show that antioxidant drugs which concentrate in lysosomes might provide a novel therapy for this disease.
Ryan and Mehwish both attended BioMedEng19. Mehwish won a BHF Travel Award to give a talk and Ryan presented two posters.
Ryan won the Department of Bioengineering’s GTA of the Year Award. Congratulations Ryan!
The team completed the BHF London to Brighton charity bike ride! Amongst other things, the BHF fund incredibly important research in the fight against cardiovascular disease - including that done by many of our group members.